Laura Magner

Stone Mountain, GA

Laura Magner
Camp Creek
Stone Mountain, GA
How do you use Actively Learn in your classroom?

In-class reading, independent reading, and quizzes

What problems were you experiencing in your classroom or school prior to adopting Actively Learn? 

Incorporating internet based reading tools that allow students to compose responses similar to their state mandated testing. Also, giving students concise feedback that is useful to them right away. 

What solutions did you try to address problems in your school/classroom prior to adopting Actively Learn? 

I made quizzes and used already available questions for reading passages to allow for students to practice and become more skilled at using the computer to read and respond.

How has Actively Learn helped improve your students’ learning and/or your teaching? 

It allows me to really use technology in a meaningful way- more so than game links, so students can learn and become both computer literate and language literate. Having a library at their fingertips was wonderful.

How do you use Actively Learn with your students? What type of content do you assign? 

Non-fiction, poetry, and fiction reading passages were used all year. I made quizzes for Lit Circle books we read in small groups in class.

What advice would you have for teachers who are new to Actively Learn? 

Use it regularly. The  benefits are compounded when it becomes at least a weekly activity for the students.